How many would you even want?, Wii U. The Wii U is in a interesting place right now. The past 12 months have seen it spawn relatively big hits like Splatoon and Super Mario
2. The WiiU is only getting a handful bigger games. These are Zelda TP HD, Pokken, Paper Mario, Star Fox Zero, Zelda WiiU/NX and the pretty niche Fire Emblem IF The only remaining big announcements are for the unannounced paper Mario and the releasedate Announcement for Zelda. I expect the NX to arrive in early August
One more The NX is coming out in September for $399.99 Zelda U is coming first as Zelda (NX) on the NX. The last announcement isn't a positive one for WiiU fans.
Wrong; there's also Pikmin 4, which was confirmed to be almost done not too long ago, as well as quite a few highly anticipated indie games like Shantae: Half-Genie Hero.
We talked about big announcements for the Wii U in the future. Pikmin 4 was confirmed to be almost done as you just wrote. With big announcements the article writers meant future and surprising games we don't know about yet. That's why I think only announcements for the not yet announced Paper Mario game and the releasedate of Zelda fit into that category
You also forgot SMT X FE and PIkmin 4. This year and next are going to be pretty good.
Zelda does not fit into your category.
To your second reply, that's genuinely moving the goalpost. So what exactly is a "big Wii U game" at this point. Because only very specific software entries move more than 1 million units, which means that the console appeals to a very reduced market. This "majority of gamers" you talk about isn't interested on Wii U, while games like Paper Mario certainly should appeal to an audience that has supported key-profile Nintendo titles from some of its popular properties for its current home console since its release in 2012; so even if you were talking about exclusively about Nintendo fans, it still wouldn't make a difference. Secondly, no Paper Mario has sold less than 2 million units, and that's simply because they all feature Mario on both cover and form, so it's not niche at all. Who are the purchasers is a very different story, and I'd have to remind you what is the prominent demographic on Wii U: they obviously would be potential buyers of this hypothetical Paper Mario game.
Probably like 6-7, but some of those will come out in late 2016 or early 2017 as the last big Wii U games.
The best thing Wii U has going for it versus NX is the attachment rate! It's phenomenal. Every game Nintendo releases sells very well in comparison to the install base. Besides the next big Mario (3D), Mario Kart 9, Splatoon 2 and Metroid....I can't see them not releasing a "ready" (ready meaning coming in 2016 or early 2017) game on an install base that will eat the game up. Versus a zero install base. Some other games that may have come to Wii U had it been more successful in late 2017 will move to NX naturally (end of 5 year cycle anyways). Why? Because Wii U is still $299.99. It's also rumored the only part of NX releasing in 2016 is the portable version. I think Wii U has a full schedule of software for 2017. Nintendo is being coy. ZELDA WII U is coming to Wii U only. LOL NX will get a later port because it's BC anyway....
Fire emblem IF is 3DS only.
Fire Emblem X SMT maybe niche but both series have sold damn well. Fire Emblem Awakening not only sold well it is arguably the best game on the 3DS. As for SMT, Person has become pretty popular and well regarded despite being a little niche You are really underselling the fanbase for these two series. They are no less popular than Star Fox. That Fire Emblem game could be and has a good chance of being another huge hit on the Wii U and just because many will not acknowledge it makes it no less relevant
im not excited about paper mario. i think its a poor choice
I think many games that were going to be for the Wii U will ultimately get pushed to the NX, just to build hype for the new console.
Most of those games on NX were not even coming to begin with. Like Metroid that is not even in development...lol
a generation without Metroid...i'm f&^&^ hate Nintendo!
It's really not been that long since the last Metroid and the series was super prolific in the previous two generations.. plus, hey, you've Federation Force to look forward to!
Federation Force? LOL
Lets not forget that we...better forget the last Metroid game.
Actually i like Other M.
Other M was good. Not awesome like the Prime games, I guess, but it was still good.
Welcome to gaming. Where were you during N64. Super Metroid SNES to Metroid Prime GameCube is 8 Years time span.
Sorry but Paper mario isn't a big announcement...
For wiiU owners, every game announcement is a big announcement ;P
The original Paper Mario and the GameCube entry are aomng the best games of their respective consoles, and if this new hypothetical title was like them, it certainly would be a big announcement.
How good a game is, does not change that it may be very niche for the majority of gamers
Could surprise us yet, who knows?
They will...Nintendo just didn't know what to say last E3...lol. They thought they had "enough" games...they could have said more but the games were not in trailer form...
Price drop incoming.
I can't believe they haven't done this yet. It's mind boggling.
Uh because Nintendo is trying to make a profit. Which they are.
This is what I want more than anything. $299 is rediculous still. When you can get an xb1 or ps4 with several free games for the price it just makes me mad. We have been waiting to get a wii u for quite some time but refuse to buy it over $200.00.1Just because there arent too many games for it that will interest our family, and they wont br making any more for it. I think i might wait and see if NX is BC and completely skip over the wii u.
Why not skip over NX also probably too expensive for you buy an old x360 and enjoy al the old games leave the hobby for people who are willing to fork out cash for the things they love
The same person who leaked Paper Mario claims she knows of a few other things going on for Wii U but doesn't want to leak too much info and ruin all the surprises so apparently it has at least 2 or 3 other announcements before it ends.
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